Sunday, July 22, 2007

Big Foot

I finished my Big Foot Bunny! His pattern is in Zoe Mellor Knitted Toys. I made this guy in woolease that I had stashed. He's not soft enough for my 6 month old but he's the perfect shelf sitter. My Grandmother-in-law has a birthday this month and I'm thinking that he would LOVE to go home with her. I included a picture of the bunny before the bow tie since the bow adds personality. The pattern was simple but had lots of pieces to sew in (the soles and the ears). It took me two weeks to get motivated enough to finish it up but I am sure glad that I did. I opted to skip a mouth so that he had a classic toy look. Next on my list? Something from Lucinda Guy...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Finished Mischievous Mouse

Here's one of the reason's why I love this toy:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I have never joined a KAL so this is my first post! I based this doll on the dolly in Zoe Mellor's Nursery Knits. My daughter requested that she have no hat and hair just like this. Hair is always a challenge for me so having it specially requested was a HUGE challenge. My daughter also designed the color scheme for her clothes. It was lots of fun and my daughter loves her so it was worth the effort. I'm currently working on the Big Foot Bunny from Knitted Toys. I'll post when I have something that even resembles an animal!

Monday, July 16, 2007


I just finished this little guy from a pattern I found on Susan Anderson (of Itty Bitty Hats)'s blog. The details are on my blog, but here's the FO pic.(

Another Snake

Pattern: Sleepy Snake and the Mischievious Mouse from Mochimochiland by Anna Hrachovec.
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted wool (jaded dreams and lemon drop)
Needles: Sz 6 circulars
Dates: July 12-July 15
For: My Neph who will turn 4 at the end of the month
Mods: Used worsted weight instead of DK. Won't felt it. I'm on the fence regarding whether or not I'm going to knit the toupee.
Thoughts: LOVE it. I think my nephew will be thrilled.

Here's the Mischievous Mouse in progress:

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Slithery Snake

Pattern: Slithery Snake from Knitted Toys by Zoe Mellor.
Yarn: Odd bits of Wool-Ease (green and natural) and Red Heart (blue)
Needles: Sz 8 Clover bamboo circulars
Dates: early July-July 14
For: The Neph who turned 4 on Saturday!
Mods: Didn't do as many colors, went with a larger gauge yarn and needle, didn't follow the pattern exactly (as I seemingly can't read), was a touch shorter than the finished measurements.
Thoughts: Cute! Went quickly, though I was disappointed not to use up more stash yarn. Must find more uses for it.

Also: There is a minor error in the pattern - it calls for you to cast on 12 stitches, and then to increase in the first row to 12 stitches. You should cast on 8 instead.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Bertie Bear

This adorable cutie-pie is from Sandra Polley's book The Knitted Teddy Bear. Took a while for me to make as I just finally learned seaming - well, just mattress stitch. Regardless, he's very sweet, patiently waiting for his blue shorts before being sent to my good friend Varina across the country ;)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Here is a duck that I knit for my sister from the book Knitted Toys by Fiona McTague. I changed the feet and legs as they were knit flat and the feet were made from two pieces and then it was all sewn together. Instead I just made the legs like socks with some extra shaping in the toes. The yarn was Dale of Norway Baby Ull. I stuffed the Duckie with wool and made up a little fringed scarf for him.
My sister raises ducks so I thought she would find this little toy funny and I noticed the last time I visited Jeanne that the Duckie had a prominant place on her fireplace. I was so flattered!

This is the little teddy bear from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies. He's going to be given away next weekend at a baby shower for a little boy named Mason. Little Mason is just two weeks old now, so this little teddy bear is just the perfect size for a perfect little boy. I used Cascade 220 and size 4 needles. He was a quick little knit!